How would you say "I count (/am counting) with your help" (as in a child learning to count)?
Translators may not be completely reliable but do give the same translation for both " …count on..." and "...count with...". Even so, I put "I count with your help" and got it wrong.
Why "I am counting with your help" wrong? How would you say that in spanish? .... btw ... what does this have to do with "medical"
It should be "I am counting ON your help." I used "Estoy contando con su ayuda." which was correct. And, if you are talking to a doctor, it makes perfect sense.
I get why it should be "on your help" ... but lets suppose i cannot count (i don't know how) and i am counting with your help ... how would you say that in spanish? If you should not use "con" (because i gave this translation and got a wrong) then what?
I think you are correct in that context and duoLingo should honor your translation.
You just done count WITH someone's help in the same way that CON is used in Spanish. You could, perhaps, have a very different meaning....
I counted the people in the crowd with his help.
Yo conté a las personas en la multitud con su ayuda.
"I rely on your help" should be accepted. "to count on" is a closer literal translation, but I think "to rely on" is more typical (and less idiomatic) English.
I have never said rely on your help, only counting on. Might be idiomatic but it's still how we always say it.
Why 'I am counting on your help' and not 'I count on your help'. I thought duo favored more literal translations?
Both are present tenses. Often, Duo will accept either simple present or present progressive in English for either of those equivalent tenses in Spanish. However, sometimes they don't.
Can someone clarify if "cuento con" is more like a spanish phrase which translates to "counting on" rather than "counting with"
I count (numbers) with your help. I guess we would have to add the word numbers if we want it to mean that.
why is "I count" not accepted. If it is suppose to be "I am counting.." then it should be "estoy contando".
I count on your help = Cuento con tu ayuda I am counting on your help = Estoy contando con tu ayuda ...Podemos intercambiar el presente y el progresivo?
Spanish present is often said in English with the present progressive. Sometimes in English the present can be used instead. Spanish uses the present progressive much less and in some cases one should not translate the English present progress into Spanish. Be aware of differences in tenses between those suggested in English vs. Spanish by duo. They are not chosen arbitrarily. Learning the differences in usage is a major part of learning the two languages.